EarthLink, Inc. has announced that TMC has named EarthLink’s Private Cloud Hosting solution for The College Network as a 2013 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner presented by Cloud Computing Magazine.

The College Network, a pioneer in online education, deployed EarthLink’s Private Cloud solution to run its core business applications, including its customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning, content delivery and customer registration systems.

“With EarthLink Private Cloud Hosting, we have significantly upgraded our infrastructure and availability of mission-critical systems, which makes people more efficient, processes easier, data availability higher and customer satisfaction better,” said Ryan Sallee, CIO for The College Network. “This implementation was a huge win for our company, as you can’t put a price on the systems availability. That’s the value of an IT services provider, and with EarthLink — I sleep better at night.”

“We are honored to receive our second Cloud Computing Excellence Award, this time for our Private Cloud Hosting solution for The College Network,” said Tom Hobika, senior vice president of IT Services. “This recognition validates our mission to deliver an enterprise-class cloud solution that doesn’t require customers to compromise security, features or functionality.”

Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC commented, “Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce EarthLink as a recipient of the third annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award. EarthLink has clearly demonstrated innovation as well as the ability to improve the cloud.”

The Cloud Computing Excellence Awards recognized the companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.